National Rewind: Offseason Power Rankings, New Orleans Saints mock draft pick, more

While the NBA and NHL playoffs are now in full swing, the NFL never rests. Here are the best national columns from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - The top-10 cornerbacks in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading each teams offseason performance so far. (READ) - NFL Mock Draft Round 1 version 1.0 (READ) - The 10 best games on the 2014 NFL schedule ...
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What makes Ryan Shazier the perfect pick at 27? Find out here.

Every great defense in NFL history has two things: an identity and a corny nickname that fans love. After the incredible defensive turn around witnessed in the 2013 season the New Orleans Saints certainly have the first one. The Saints defense is based on being versatile and unpredictable, in other words Rob Ryan has forged a defense that thrives on multifaceted playmakers who allow...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Mock Draft 1.0, Bayou visits, most important games in 2014

This week cover32 rolls out our Mock Draft 1.0, we look into the draft prospects that have visited the Saints so far, and we tell which games will be the most important in 2014: New Orelans Saints - TOP 5: Circle these games on the calendar in 2014, they’re the most important for the Saints’ Super Bowl hopes. (READ) - Seven defensive back prospects have visited New Orleans,...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan’s exotic reputation not necessarily warranted

When people talk about Rob Ryan, among the first things brought up are his “exotic blitzing packages.” Ryan is known for confusing quarterbacks through multiple front looks and bringing more pressure than most quarterbacks can handle. Only half of this reputation is warranted. While he does use multiple fronts frequently in order to confuse opposing quarterbacks, Ryan’s defenses...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jairus Byrd thrilled for Rob Ryan's 'exotic' defense

Jairus Byrd signing with the New Orleans Saints easily was one of the best schematic linkups during this offseason. The three-time Pro Bowl safety said a big reason he chose New Orleans -- presumably aside from the six-year, $54 million contract the Saints provided -- was the prospect of working with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. "To have that ability with an offense that...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan is having way more fun than you this St. Patrick's Day

Apparently, New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan had so much fun being a king of Mardi Gras that he decided to participate in another New Orleans parade. Just a couple weeks after braving the pouring-down rain to serve as the Grand Marshal of the Krewe of Argus parade, Ryan went for Round 2 during Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade. Rob just seems like a guy...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Rob Ryan celebrates St. Patrick's Day in style

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan knows how to have a good time. After braving the elements at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans earlier this month, Ryan and his luscious locks were back on the streets Saturday for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Dressed in his Sunday best, Ryan was sporting plenty of beads to go along with his beer and cigar during all of the...
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan plans to cut his hair, but not now with the peer pressure

Throughout his NFL coaching career, New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan often has been regarded as a maverick of sorts, a loner (Dottie), a rebel. Much of that has to do with the unconventional way he keeps his hair: Long, flowing locks of grayness. It’s a look, for sure, but definitely not the norm. […]The post Rob Ryan fully intends to cut his majestic locks one...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan once again headed to a New Orleans bar after a win (Photo)

A few weeks ago,  Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan hit up a New Orleans bar after a home win. Ryan did the same on Sunday night. Rob Ryan changed up the post game celebration. No Mrs. Mae's – went doen Magazine Street, Monkey Hill bar tonight. — Fletcher Mackel (@FletcherMackel) December 30, 2013 Ryan and the Saints will have to travel to...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones on Rob Ryan firing: 'Doesn't look very good right now"

Jerry Jones probably knew earlier than Sunday night that ditching defensive coordinator Rob Ryan after last season wasn’t the most prudent of choices (although the decision didn’t stand out too much, as the man is not known for prudence). But after Ryan and his new team, the Saints, affirmed that strongly Sunday night by thrashing the Cowboys 49-17, Jones did swallow his pride...
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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